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PLANO, TX APR 26, 2018 ­ Repairify, Inc., the makers of the patented asTech diagnostic device have partnered with Cooks Collision to build a comprehensive diagnostic and vehicle electronics repair solution for their thirty-eight full-service collision repair centers in California. The solution...
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) launched the company’s latest innovation in diesel fuel, REG Ultra Clean™ Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, today. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the...
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California New Car Dealers Association, the nation’s largest state automobile dealer association, representing more than 1,200 franchised new car dealers throughout California, announced that its members are opposing the so-called California Consumer Privacy Act.CNCDA is...
Parts Director Ray Lopez (front row, center) and his Ford-certified parts specialists, and Service Director Oscar Najera (front row, far right) work as a team to provide the best customer service possible.
West Covina, Calif.—Ray Lopez, parts director for Ford of West Covina, who has 38 years experience in the parts business with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota, said since joining the dealership in January 2016 he has been working closely with management to expand the parts department, build...
Sacramento, Calif.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Years (MYs) 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation. In the determination, the EPA concluded that...
Darrel Castleman (left) of Fast Undercar – Fresno, receives the Rising Star award.
Thirty-four Fast Undercar franchisees, and more than 120 vendors and business associates, gathered at the Peterson Automotive Museum to present vendor awards. Award winners include, Vendor Partnership Award – Timken; Fastest Growing Vendor – Federal-Mogul; Vendor Profit Generator – Mevotech; Vendor...
From left: The staff at family-owned Sanders Auto — including DJ Houmard, Ryan Houmard, Kevin Houmard, Tony Godoy and Merissa Houmard — make fleet work a priority.
San Dimas, Calif.—When Kevin Houmard decided to open Sanders Auto, a full-service mechanical repair shop, in 1993, he chose a vacant facility next to Sanders Towing, a towing service since the 1950s, for a reason. “Sanders Towing is one of the oldest and most recognized towing companies in the San...
David McClune is retiring from CAA.
Sacramento, Calif.—David McClune has stepped down from his position as executive director/COO of the California Autobody Association (CAA) to focus on his health and family. He was with CAA for 17 years. Don Feeley has resigned from the executive committee and will be serving as the interim...
Robert Hornedo (left) owner of Pacific Collision Equipment, and Jeffrey L. Kern, president Car-O-Liner the Americas, discuss the opening of the new Signal Hill training center.
Signal Hill, Calif.—Robert Hornedo, owner of Pacific Collision Equipment, had already been in the collision industry for several years when he became a Car-O-Liner distributorship in 1990, and he said it’s the best business decision he’s ever made.  “I knew that Car-O-Liner was my future,” he said...
This weekend, we are closing the streets and have 75 Ferrari's from the Ferrari Club of America, Southwest Region, joining us for a breakfast stop and VIP tours of our world-famous West Coast Customs facility. The event takes place Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on Valpreda Street,...

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